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Folk Dances of Orissa

Orissa has a major chunk of people living in the highland. The inhabitants of the hills have contributed immensely to the culture of Orissa. These people have their own festivals and their own forms of dances.

Of all the traditional of tribal and folk dances of Orissa, Chhau Dance is the most famous. The number of dances belonging to tribal is simply astonishing. Be it marriage, birth or harvesting, they have a special and unique dance for each occasion. Please scroll through the pages of this section to know more about the folk dances of Orissa.